How to Beat the Applicant Tracking System, with Brandon Laws


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The likelihood of an applicant tracking system reviewing your application rather than a human is steadily increasing. How can you ensure that your resume rises to the top and doesn’t end up in the circular file? First, you need to pay attention to the job posting, says Find Your Dream Job guest Brandon Laws. Use the same language the employer uses to showcase your skills and experience. Brandon also highlights the need to build a personal brand online that matches the skills you mention on your resume. And watch those typos; applications with grammatical errors almost always get tossed without a second look.

About Our Guest:

Brandon Laws ( is the director of marketing at Xenium HR,( where he has spent the last 11 years of his career helping transform workplaces. He also hosts the podcast Transforming Your Workplace. (

Resources in This Episode:
  • For more ideas on building a great workplace, listen to Brandon’s podcast, Transforming Your Workplace. (

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